Amarillo® hops have become super popular with microbrewers. Brewers are describing the flavor and aroma as a supercharged version of Cascade. Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics. However, it has a distinctive Orange character to it that is very different from Cascade. Supply has been very limited the last few years so make sure to buy some while it is available.
Whole cone hops are typically the preffered format for dry hopping as they maintain contact with the beer by floating, they are easier to remove than pellets and they add a unique character to the beer. Adding whole cone hops directly to the mash tun is also a great way to add flavor and clarify your wort.
Alpha Acids: 8.0 – 11.0%
Beta Acids: 6.0 – 7.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.1 - 1.8
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 21 – 24%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.5 – 1.9
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): Good
Similar Hop Varieties: Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe®